Just at the exit of Bamboo Grove, there are a couple of eating shops selling ice-cream (Japanese just love their ice-creams, even in Winter!), BBQ yam cakes and noodles etc.
We decided to warm our stomach with some soup soba at this 三忠 tofu stall, run by a Japanese aunty. The prices of her dishes are pretty reasonable, mostly at 300yen, S$4.80.
This simple bowl of age-soba is simply delicious. The soba is just nice, not overcooked till too soft as in some of Singapore's chain Japanese restaurants. The age or tofu skin is sweet and fragrant, and the soup! You can tell that it has been brewed for quite some time!
Arashiyama is famous for its tofu, so of course we need to have tofu here! The soup tofu is just a little piece of tofu in a dish of soy sauce, so that one can taste the original taste of the tofu. You just can't do that in Singapore with our tasteless tofus...
After a meal of tofu and soba, we passed by a sakura kuay shop, and the kuay looked so unique that we just have to buy one piece. It is actually sticky rice with sakura paste inside and the rice itself wrapped in two pieces of sakura leaves. The taste? Refreshing, flowery and sweet!
Then we came across a very interesting shop that sells all kinds of handmade woven decorative items. Only one word to describe all the items in the shop - Kawaii~~
They sell a large variety of soft woven sushi that look just as delicious!
Not a sushi fan? How about some western cakes or Japanese kuays then?
After seeing so many like-real sushi and cakes, we were hungry again so we bought a piece of fried minced beef potato cake. It was freshly fried and tasted good, but we were not impressed as we just had a very out-of-the-world tonkatsu dinner the previous night!
Finally we reached Togetsukyo! The bridge was crowded with tourists taking photographs and rickshaw pullers getting customers.
On one side of Togetsukyo, there is a row of fast rapid running down the river. On the other side, the river was so calm the bottom could be seen! How strange!
渡月桥 (Togetsukyo) - After coming out of the tram station, just turn left and walk straight.
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